Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has appointed Todd Hewitt to the role of corporate director of spa. From Shangri-La’s headquarters in Hong Kong, Hewitt will oversee the group’s CHI, The Spa and The Spa brands, and all health clubs in Shangri-La and Kerry properties worldwide.
Hewitt is one of 18 board members of the International SPA Association Foundation (ISPA), and with Hong Kong as his new base, he will be a key voice for the wellness industry in Asia. He is a certified aesthetician, massage therapist and fitness instructor, as well as a trained chef.
Hewitt joins Shangri-La from Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts where he held several leadership positions and was most recently Regional Spa Director overseeing ten extensive spas in the Americas. Honoured twice by Spa Finder as one of the “Top 10 Spa Directors Worldwide”, Hewitt has over 14 years of wellness experience including launching multi-million dollar spa facilities to business and product development skills, to creating luxury spa-oriented experiences for guests.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages over 95 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 39,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.